As we reported last month, the Odyssey Ark is less monitor and more full-blown gaming TV at a whopping 55″ in size. It’s more than its dimensions though, sporting a 165Hz Quantum Mini-LED 4K panel with a 1000R curve, AMD Freesync Premium Pro support and Dolby Atmos sound from a 60W 2.2.2 channel speaker solution. Fully featured is an understatement then, but that’s not all. This beast of a display can be rotated to vertical view in what Samsung calls “Cockpit Mode”.
There’s a flexible and user-friendly approach to the Odyssey Ark’s design as well with the Ark Dial, a purpose-built controller that allows users to quickly control a variety of settings including being able to view multiple screens at once, change aspect ratios and access Samsung’s Game Bar menu. The whole thing also runs through a One Connect box as well, helping to reduce clutter and giving the display a smorgasbord of ports (including HDMI 2.1).
So what’ll it set you back and when? When the monitor was first announced at the eye-watering price of USD $3.5k we fully expected that to pan out to around $5k here in Australia, and while it’s definitely close it’s not quite that bad.
The Samsung Odyssey Ark Gaming will be available in Australia on October 24, 2022 at an RRP of $4499.
The monitor will be available both through Samsung’s own online store as well as Harvey Norman, though to entice punters to pick it up direct through Samsung every Odyssey Ark monitor purchased during the pre-order period via the Samsung Online Storewill be eligible to receive a bonus Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 Series Gaming Chair with a limited edition Odyssey Magnetic Head Pillow (valued at $759) as well as a Samsung 980 PRO NVMe SSD1TB (valued at $235).